Hadith Number Fifteen:


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Jaabir R.A. reports: “Verily Allah causes three people to enter into Paradise through one Hajj; The deceased, (on whose behalf this Hajj is being performed) the Haaji performing it and he (the heir or others) who makes possible its performance (by financial aid).”
Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) has said that when a person performs Hajj on behalf of another, he gets the same reward as the one whose behalf it is being performed. (Kanz)

Ibn Hazrat Muwaffaq R.A. says: “I have performed Hajj numerous times on behalf of Rasulullah Sal’am. Once Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) appeared in my dream and said: “O Ibn Muwaffaq, did you perform Hajj on my behalf?”

October 29, 2009

Hadith Number Fourteen


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that a Sahabiyah (a Muslim lady who saw Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) once said to Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam): “O Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam), the obligation of Hajj has come at a time now when my father is a very old and weakly man. He is unable to remain seated on a camel (or horse). Can I then proceed to perform Hajj on his behalf?”

Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) replied: “Yes, you can.”

Another Sahabi R.A. also came with a similar request: “O Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam), my sister made vow that she would perform Hajj. Now she has passed away. What should we do?”

October 29, 2009

Hadith Number Thirteen:


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah R.A. reports that Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said: “whoever sets forth in a journey to perform Hajj and passes away on route, for him shall be written the reward of a Haaji until the day of Qiyaamat; and whoever sets forth to perform Umrah and passes away on route, for him shall be written the reward of a Mu’tair until Qiyaamat; and whoever sets forth on a journey to fight in the way of Allah and passes away on route, for him shall be written the reward of a Mujaahid until the day of Qiyaamat.”
Such is the reward of Hajj. We look at two further Ahaadith in this respect. In Targheeb we read: “When a person sets forth to perform Hajj or Umrah and passes away on route, he shall not be brought (before Allah) for judgment, nor will he have to give account. It shall be said to him: “Enter into Paradise.” (Targheeb)

October 28, 2009

Hadith Number Twelve:


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “whoever desires to perform Hajj, should hasten towards performing i.” (this Hadith encourages the performing of Hajj as soon as is possible after having made sincere intentions towards it, as was said by Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam)).

In another Hadith it has been stated: “Hasten to perform your obligatory Hajj, for one knows not what shall happen (to prevent it).” (Targheeb)

In one Hadith it is stated: “Make haste to perform Hajj, because one knows not what lies ahead. Perchance illness may overtake you or some other necessity (may demand your attention). (kanz)

October 28, 2009

Hadith Number Eleven:


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Aayesha R.A reports that she once sought permission from Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) to go for Jihaad. Rasulullah(Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) replied: “You Jihaad is Hajj.”

At another time Hazrat Aayesha R.A.. asked Rasulullah Sal’am whether is Jihaad is also obligatory on females. He replied: “Yes, such Jihaad, wherein there shall he no killing. Your Jihaad is Hajj and Umrah.”

Hazrat Hussein R.A. reports that a man came to Rasulullah Sal’am saying: “O Rasulullah Sal’am, I am a weak person having little courage.”

Rasulullah Sal’am said: “come, I shall show you such a Jihaad wherein no thorn shall prick you (no injury) and that is Hajj.” (Targheeb)

October 27, 2009

Hadith Number Ten


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Jaabir R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “A Hajji never becomes poor and destitute.”

By the way of further elucidation, we quote another Hadith. Rasulullah Sal’am said: “performing Hajj and Umrah many time drives away poverty.” In another Hadith it is stated that: “Continuous Hajj and Umrah prevents a Muslim from leaving this life with a bad ending, and keeps away poverty.”

In one Hadith it is mentioned: “Perform Hajj and become rich, travel and become healthy.” In other words, change the air, places and weather, often bring about better health. This has been experienced time and again.

October 27, 2009

Hadith Number Nine


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Buraidah R.A reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “The expenses incurred during Hajj is like that incurred in Jihaad; rewarded seven hundred times.”

Once Rasulullah Sal’am said to Hazrat Aeyesha R.A. “The reward for you Umrah is determined by the amount spent on it.”
That is; the more one spends on it, the more shall be the reward.

In another it is stated: “to spend in Hajj is like spending in the way of Allah, for which reward is granted unto seven hundred times.’ (Kanz)

October 26, 2009

Hadith Number Eight


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Umar R.A. report that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “When you meet a Hajji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins.”

Another Hadith explains the same point. Rasulullah Sal’am is reported to have said: “The Mujaahid (fighter in the way of Allah) and the Hajji are members of Allah’s deputation. Whatever the beseech of Allah, is granted to them and whatever they beg of Him, they receive.”

October 26, 2009

Hadith Number Seven


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Abu Moosa R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “the Hajji shall intercede on behalf of four hundred families or he said four hundred people from his family, and verily does he return from Hajj (sinless) as on the day his mother gave birth to him.”
The fact that the Hajji shall intercede on behalf of four hundred souls, and that his intercession shall be accepted, means that there is nothing to stop Allah from forgiving more that four hundred too. Similarly, we read that he Hajji’s prayer is answered every time he prays for someone, whoever which may be.

October 25, 2009

Hadith Number Six


Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Sahl bins Sa’ad R.A. reports that Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said:
“when a Muslim shouts Labbaik, then verily every stone, tree and all the ground to his right and to his left recites the same, and this continues till that cry reaches the end of the earth”.

The recitation of the cry ‘Labbaik’ is the symbol and emblem of the Hajj. This is borne out by many Ahaadith. In Knaz we find a report that when Moosa A.S used to recite Labbaik, Allah used to reply: “Labbaik O Moosa: (Kanz). It is Allah’s mercy that not only the Hajji’s Labbaik, but his every action earns for him great reward.

October 25, 2009